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Akimbo is shutting down

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 May 2008 1:39 User comments (4)

Akimbo is shutting down The Internet video-on-demand (VOD) startup Akimbo has confirmed that it is closing its doors citing that the company has not been able to raise enough capital to remain profitable.
The company has been laying off staff and is currently looking for an acquiring company to buy up the company's remaining assets and staff. Currently all video services run through Akimbo are running, including Homezone and MavTV.

Chief finance officer Peter Chantel is the only executive now left at the company and noted that 24 employees have been laid off in the last month.

Akimbo is one of the pioneers of networked set top boxes and as long ago as 2006, was supplying features in its service that rivaled the Apple TV or the new Roku Netflix player.

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4 user comments

125.5.2008 1:44

Most likely too expensive and poor variety and quality of programming.

225.5.2008 11:57

Originally posted by iluvendo:
Most likely too expensive and poor variety and quality of programming.
Also, I've never even heard of it.

325.5.2008 13:44

if heard of it...not bad website, so im not sure as to why they dont have enough money

427.5.2008 12:23

Wow I almost quit my current job for a job with them out in Cali. Guess I made the right decision.

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